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Kawhi Leonard sues Nike for stealing Control of his Original Logo Design

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Kawhi Leonard has sued Nike for the attempt of the apparel company to gain control over his “Klaw” logo. The US basketball player claimed in a lawsuit that the “Klaw” logo that he provided to Nike was completely designed by him out of his imagination. Because of Nike’s control of “Klaw” logo, Kawhi ended an endorsement contract with Nike. He said that Nike didn’t play any role in making the logo but the company tried to gain the ownership of the logo behind his back. Further, he said the company moved to the United States Copyright Office to claim “authorship” and “rights and permissions” of the logo.

The lawsuit filed by Kawhi Leonard stated that he himself designed the logo and then entered the contract with Nike for its marketing. It further claims that there was no participation of Nike in it and Kawhi Leonard prepared his personal logo by keeping in mind his own image. It is clearly mentioned in the lawsuit that before entering into the contract with Kawhi, the apparel company Nike completely agreed to the conditions of Kawhi’s ownership of the “Klaw” logo. However, after Kawhi left Nike in order to sign with New Balance in the month of November, Nike quietly registered the logo in its name in 2017. And when Kawhi noticed this at the end of 2018, he decided to act against Nike. Nike executive, John Matterazzo, has been claiming the ownership of the logo and asserting that it should only be used for Nike merchandise.

Branding with the help of a logo design is one of the great ways to gain popularity for any entity. Many logo design services exist in the world which simply helps companies to market their products. Los Angeles logo design is one such unit which is highly reputed for its marketing and branding services. In the case of “Klaw” logo, Nike is trying to give a stiff competition to its competitor with the use of the popular logo of one of the emerging American Professional athletes. It will be an interesting thing to watch the decision of the court on this subject.

Jenny is one of the oldest contributors of Bigtime Daily with a unique perspective of the world events. She aims to empower the readers with delivery of apt factual analysis of various news pieces from around the World.

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Ethiopia’s App Based Taxi Service ZayRide Expands into West Africa

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Ethiopia’s first app-based Taxi Service, ZayRide is increasing its reach beyond Addis Abada. The company has decided to expand into West Africa with the help of Liberian web solutions firm Hak Technologies. This is a major step by the taxi service unit to offer smart transportation option to people with the replacement of old cabs from the region.

Over the last few years, three taxi services namely RIDE, ZayRide and ETTA have come into existence in the African nation. These three transportation entities have played a crucial role in easing the life of native people by providing them with excellent transportation services. Launched in 2016, ZayRide will see a big move in the near future as its founder, Habtamy Tadesse has announced that around 200 cars will be introduced in this Ethiopian on-demand taxi service.

Ethiopia which enjoys over 100-million people has remained out of reach of the private sector operations because the government had instituted a centralized economic model in this region. Because of the restrictions on private sector entities, the landlocked region has failed to grow well. Habtamu launched the taxi service, ZayRide after he failed to hail a taxi on demand but he faced a lot of opposition from regulators as they were confused between registering it as a transport company or software company.

All over the globe, the taxi industry is evolving at a massive rate as people don’t want to ride in their own vehicle due to increasing congestion on the roads. Even for a long ride, people consult taxi services as they want to have a comfortable journey. People usually hail a taxi from the airport to travel for a long distance. This has contributed to the growth of the taxi industry on a large scale. Long Distance Taxi JFK Airport is one such service which has got benefitted due to the increasing demand for a taxi for long distance from airports.

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